French Revolution

  • France in Debt

    France is in debt, King Louis XVI tries to tax the Second Estate bu the nobles refuse to pay
  • Storming of Bastille

    Storming of Bastille
    BastilleThe Storming of the Bastille
  • Estates General Meets

    Estates General Meets
    Estaes generalEstates General meets for the first time in approximately 175 years
  • Revolution Begins

    The French Revolution Begins
  • Tennis Court Oath

    Tennis Court Oath
    Tennis court oathThird Estate proclaims themselves the National Assembly; National Assembley swears the Tennis Court Oath
  • Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen

    Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen
    declarationNational Assembly adopts the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen
  • Franch declared a Republic

    National Convention declares that France will be a republic and not a constitutional monarchy
  • Austria and Prussia threathen France

    Austria and Prussia issue a declaration warning against harming the French monarchs and hint that any such action would provoke war
  • Stoming of Tuileries Palace

    Stoming of Tuileries Palace
    PalaceMob storms the Tuileries Palace and throws Marie Antoinette and her children in prison
  • King Lous executed

    King Lous executed
    King Louis XVI executed by guillotine
  • Reign of terror begins

    Reign of terror begins
    reign of terrorThe Reign of Terror is unleashed by the Committee of Public Safety; led by maximilien Robspierre
  • Reign of Terror ends

    Robespierre and his supporters are executed; The reign of Terror Ends
  • Napoleon faces off against Royalists

    Napoleon faced off against a mob of royalists trying to regain power in Paris
  • New Constitution

    National Convention writes a more restrictive constitution; only male property owners could vote
  • Revolution Ends

    The French Revolution Ends
  • Napoleon Takes Control of Government

    Napoleon Takes Control of Government
    emporerNapoleon takes control of the French government
  • Loisiana Territoy Sold

    Loisiana Territoy Sold
    Louisiana PurchaseNapoleon sells the Louisiana Terrirory in North America to the United States
  • Napoleon Becomes Emperor

    Napoleon Becomes Emperor
    Napoleon emperorNapoleon crowns himslelf emporer of France after a plebiscite
  • Saint Domingue Declares Independence From France

    Saint Domingue Declares Independence From France
    Saint Domingue (hispanola) declares independence from France, names their new nation Hati
  • Napoleon invades Spain and Portugal

    Napoleon invades Spain and Portugal
    Spain and Portugal'
    Napoleon invades Spain and Portugal; the king of Spain goes to prison and the king of Portugal flees to Brazil
  • Napolon invades Russia

    Napolon attempts to invade and take over Russia, is forced to leave Moscow
  • Napoleon defeated in Leipzig

    Napoleon was defeated in Leipzig
  • Napoleon Surrenders

    Allies enter Paris in triumoh and force Napoleon to surrender and is exiled to Elba
  • Lous XVIII is recognized

    Lous XVIII is recognized
    King Louis XVIII France recognizes Louis XVIII, brother of executed Louis XVI. Napoleon manages to come back to France, Louis XVII flees to Belgium in fear, Napoleon arrives in Paris on March 20 to cheering crowds, and the eHundred Days begin
  • Napoleon defeated

    Napoleon defeated
    Napolon defeatAllied forces defeat Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo
  • Europe Redrawn

    Congress of Vienna meets to redraw the map of Europe
  • Napoleon dies

    Napoleon dies in exile